The concept of following a member/user is common in most social or community softwares. This article explains the follow / Unfollow process in IdeaScale between two sections:
 1- Following a community member
 2- Stop following a community member
Following a community member:
By accessing the activities profile of a user(X), another user(Y) can click the link [Follow] to register for the notifications by email regarding (X)'s activities in the community.

Please Note: A user activities profile can be seen from the leaderboard or by navigating from such user name assigned to an idea.

Each time the user(Y) who is being followed submits an idea the follower(X) will be notified by email.

The follower(X) can also see the activities of the members He is following from:
 Profile >> Activity >> People you are following 

Please Note: The member(Y) being followed is never aware of the followers.

Stop following a community member:
In order to stop following a member(Y). The follower(X) can get onto the profile of the one(s) being followed (Y).

Then hit the link [Unfollow]. The procedure is just as same as the previous one.

Please Note: White labelled communities do not allow to follow members.

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